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Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

Gay man wins supervisor seat in Calaveras County

Calaveras County voters have elected a gay man to the Board of Supervisors.

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

LGBTQ Agenda: Out entrepreneurs work to break glass ceiling often seen in startups

In the United States, 16 states and three territories offer no protections to LGBTQ workers meaning, in other words, one can be fired simply because one identifies under one of the letters of the acronym, according to the Movement Advancement Project.

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

San Lorenzo drag queen storytime hijacked by Proud Boys

Kids attending a drag queen story hour at the San Lorenzo public library in the East Bay were confronted by right-wing protesters June 11, as alleged members of the Proud Boys barged in and harassed drag queen Panda Dulce as she was reading.

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

Police search Wiener's SF home, offices after death threat

While death threats aren't anything new to gay state Senator Scott Wiener, they took a decidedly chilling turn June 12 when he received an email telling him bombs had been placed in his home and office.

Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

Political Notes: Queer SF BART director Li launches reelection bid

With the support of her two out colleagues on the board that oversees the Bay Area's regional transit agency BART, board member Janice Li is officially kicking off her bid for reelection Monday.

Bay Area Reporter's June 23 Pride edition deadlines Friday

Bay Area Reporter's June 23 Pride edition deadlines Friday

  • NEWS
  • by Advertising Department
  • Jun 12, 2022

The Bay Area Reporter's 50th annual edition celebrating the city's annual parades and celebrations will publish on June 23. Reservations for advertising space are being accepted until noon on Friday, June 17.

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

Two years after SF 'Karen' incident, gay man has chalk art protest

James Juanillo, surrounded by boxes of chalk and standing on the chalk outline of a large calendar drawn on the sidewalk beneath him June 9, is hanging around outside the large Victorian he shares with several friends.

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

Racism at heart of trans bishop's exit, but corruption allegations surface

Allegations of racism are at the heart of the sudden resignation of trans Lutheran Bishop the Reverend Dr. Megan Rohrer, but court documents also reveal allegations of corruption tied to a now-closed San Francisco church that they once led.

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

Mexican health agency issues warning on possible monkeypox transmission at Puerto Vallarta gay beach club

The Ministry of Health for the Mexican state of Jalisco has issued a warning over monkeypox aimed at anyone who visited a gay beach club in Puerto Vallarta last week.

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Out in the World: Ahead of summit, IACHR releases human rights report for the Americas

Ahead of the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles this week, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released its 2021 annual report on human rights in the Americas, examining ongoing challenges and progress.

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

SF supervisors pass policy to offer homeless people safe space to sleep

San Francisco supervisors unanimously adopted legislation that will offer all people experiencing homelessness in the city a safe place to sleep.

Out men dominate LGBTQ CA legislative races

Out men dominate LGBTQ CA legislative races

  • NEWS
  • by Matthew S. Bajko
  • Jun 8, 2022

It was a good night Tuesday for out male legislative candidates in California. Of the dozen LGBTQ contenders who survived their primary contests, just three were female.

Voters narrowly reject SF Muni bond

Voters narrowly reject SF Muni bond

  • NEWS
  • by Eric Burkett
  • Jun 8, 2022

Transit advocates were disappointed Wednesday after Proposition A, a $400 million general obligation bond for San Francisco's beleaguered public transit agency, was narrowly rejected by voters, while most other ballot measures appeared to be passing.

Out candidates headed to runoffs in supe races

Out candidates headed to runoffs in supe races

  • NEWS
  • by Cynthia Laird
  • Jun 8, 2022

LGBTQ representation on Bay Area county supervisor boards could increase dramatically now that three out candidates are headed to November runoffs in Alameda, Contra Costa, and San Mateo counties as no candidate received more than 50% of the vote.